Bond County Community Unit 2 High School prepares for prom night with mock DUI crash

Greenville Police Department and Bond County Community Unit #2 Release

Emergency responders from the Greenville Police Department, Bond County Sheriff’s Department, Bond County Coroner’s Office, Illinois State Police, Greenville Fire Protection District, Rural Med EMS, and Air Evac will conduct a mock traffic crash event at BCCU2 Grounds on May 4, at 1 p.m.

This event is conducted to remind the high school students about how making the right choice behind the wheel can protect themselves and others from dangerous driving behaviors or being injured or killed in a crash.

The mock crash uses real crashed vehicles set up on school grounds and student participants to act out roles as crash victims. The school’s student body will watch the demonstration and learn how emergency responders conduct rescue efforts in real time. The mock crash is a dramatic presentation to educate teens about the true consequences of making poor driving decisions.

When students see their friends and peers carried out on stretchers or in body bags, and another being handcuffed and taken to jail, it hits home. It’s a strong message that aims to influence their driving choices, especially at such a potentially dangerous time on the road.

This media release is intended to make the community and parents of Greenville area aware that this is a mock event and not to cause a panic of a real incident.

Junior High Drive will be closed to traffic from 12:30 to 2 p.m.